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Electropopping and ventriloquizzing

Posted on the 04 February, 2011 at 10:43 pm Written by in Music

Re Fujiya and Miyagi: Ventriloquizzing LP

Sound is good, a bit bass heavy, bringing forth the electro momentum of the group. The vinyl does not disappoint.

The music? Sometimes very good, but also kept in a kind of boy-room atmosphere, with repetetive themes and lyrics.  The best parts of the LP are certainly a step up from the last album (Lightbulb) but keeps some of the same mixed quality. I am left thinking how come no-one have told them to move on and deconstruct their message? It seems a bit hermetic, isolated, and the tendency to schematic lyrics doesn’t help. At their best, though, the band brings the legacy of krautrock and the group Can further, stepping forward in this tradition, which is a considerable accomplishment by itself.